The right decision was to not use our beautiful mountain for a laser show again.

We must respect the spirit of the mountain.

This spirit protects our beloved little Idyllwild and us.

The American Indians have know this a long time. They are sharing this protection with us. We should thank them for this spiritual relationship. I do.

In July 2013, I saw this protection by the mountain myself.

Thanks to the hard and dangerous work by our firefighters and the spirit of the mountain, there was this line right along and that’s where the Mountain Fire stopped.

This miracle can be, of course, explained in other ways, but I felt the energy and love the mountain has for us.

I return this love in my prayers.

I love you and fight for you, Idyllwild.

Gisela Stearns


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